Experience Mapping at Cooper Hewitt

On my recent trip to New York City I was lucky enough to visit the Cooper Hewitt design museum, a favourite place in the big apple. There I found this one hands-on strategy of getting kids to map their emotional experience of the museum using coloured markers.

From their accompanying text:

On this wall, students share their field trip experiences by choosing a ribbon color representing their felt emotion and placing that ribbon in their borough location. Students are mapping their “data”-emotions represented by ribbons-to NYC’s five boroughs.

As the school year progresses, this wall will tell the ongoing story of what our K-12 community members from around the city experience when visiting Cooper Hewitt’s galleries.